Tired of waiting in the checkout line?
No more of that nonsense in the state of Oregon -
Legislation allowing certain terminally ill patients to have quicker
access to life-ending medications under the state’s first-in-the-nation assisted suicide law has been signed into law, Gov. Kate Brown’s office announced Wednesday.
The law allows those with 15 days left to live to bypass a 15-day
waiting period required under the Death with Dignity Act, something
proponents say will reduce bureaucracy and bring relief to gravely ill
“This improvement will result in fewer Oregonians suffering needlessly
at the end of their lives,” said Democratic Sen. Floyd Prozanski, who
helped sponsor the legislation.
Those seeking life-ending medications had to make a verbal request
for physician-assisted suicide, wait 15 days and then make a written
request. They then had to wait an additional 48 hours before obtaining
the prescription. Under the new amendment, doctors can make exceptions
to the waiting periods if the patient is likely to die before
May we all RIP.
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* Origin: news://eljaco.se